What is extacy?

Extacy is often called “the love pill” because of its ability to heighten perceptions of color, and sound and supposedly amplify sensations when one touches or caresses an individual mostly during sex. Extacy drug is a pill containing 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), a synthetic molecule that alters mood and perception. It achieves this by increasing the activity of three brain chemicals in the following ways:

  • Dopamine— when extacy alters the activity of dopamine, it causes a surge in euphoria and increased energy/activity.
  • Norepinephrine— the effect of extacy on Norepinephrine causes an increase in heart rate and blood pressure, which is highly risky for people with heart and blood vessel conditions.
  • Serotonin—the impact of ecstasy on this chemical is manifested in mood, appetite, sleep, sexual arousal, and trust. The release of large amounts of serotonin often causes the emotional closeness, elevated mood, and empathy felt by those who use extacy.

This explains why extacy pill’s side effects are emotionally damaging and why users often suffer depression, confusion, severe anxiety, and paranoia. Also, See Molly Percocet – Uses, Health Risks, Side Effects

How do people use Extacy?

People who use extacy usually take it as a capsule or tablet, though some swallow it in liquid form or snort the powder. The “pure” crystalline powder form of extacy known in the streets as molly is usually sold in capsules.


Side Effects of Extacy

Extacy pill’s side effects include:

  • nausea
  • muscle cramping
  • involuntary teeth clenching
  • blurred vision
  • chills
  • sweating
  • irritability
  • impulsiveness and aggression
  • depression
  • sleep problems
  • anxiety
  • memory and attention problems
  • decreased appetite
  • decreased interest in and pleasure from sex

Extacy trip is high


How long does it take Extacy or MDMA to get out of your System?

In terms of its metabolism, research suggests extacy taken by mouth reaches its maximal blood concentration in about two hours. As extacy is metabolized, it is secreted into the urine and can be present for up to two days. In addition, hair follicles maintain a trace of all drugs a person has taken, and extacy is no exception, so it may linger for months. While Extacy may be present in the urine for up to two days, the effects of the pill may be much shorter or longer. In fact, the recreational or desired effects of extacy, such as euphoria, last a shorter duration than many of the undesirable or adverse effects, like anxiety or impulsivity. In general, it usually takes three to four days before extacy can be completely eliminated from the urine and approximately one to two days before it can be removed from the blood. Also, See How Long Does Molly Last


How long Does Extacy High Last?

Medical research has not targeted a specific link between the concentration of extacy in blood and the euphoric effect (feeling “high) induced by extacy pills. MDA, the main metabolite in extacy, is detected with concentrations varying from 5 to 10%. After you take one dose of 50 mg extacy, 0.02-0.08 mg/L MDMA concentration can be detected in the plasma. And if you would increase that dose of extacy to 150 mg, the concentration will reach levels of 0.44 mg/L MDMA in plasma. The peak levels of concentrations of MDMA in the first case will be at 1.5 hours later, and up to 4 hours later for the second case.  Ecstasy produces a group of effects, mostly manifested as impaired brain function, and can last for up to 3 hours after the last dose. It is important to note here that users under the influence of extacy often lose track of time. The environment starts producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind and, colors appear much brighter and lines seem to be blurry. Activities are perceived as many times faster and often users report the feeling of levitation which is characterized by the rising of a human body and other objects into the air by mystical means. These effects can alter perception so that the subjective experience of drug effects seems longer than they are. Extacy trips are highly overrated when compared to the accompanying consequences. Noticeable effect sets in about 20-45 minutes after taking the drug, however, in some cases it may take an hour or more.


sex on mdma


Sex on MDMA

A user of extacy for 15 years describes extacy as a very ‘narrow’ drug, which will heighten feelings and sensations, but only a few at a time. A New York University public health researcher Joseph J. Palamar, who has investigated the impact of MDMA on sex asserts that extacy could leave you vulnerable if you get into an unsafe situation. Extacy significantly increases the risk of engaging in risky behavior, thus exposing the user to sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV /AIDS, Genital herpes, Syphilis, Trich, and many other forms of VD.


Is Extacy Pill Illegal?

It is illegal to use extacy under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).  In 2001, the US Government enacted harsh new sanctions and penalties for those supplying and or using the drug.


Steps on How to Overcome Drug  Addiction

  1. Beat stress
  2. Distract yourself and think about Change
  3. Visualize success
  4. Keep a journal
  5. Talk to a professional and remember that No treatment works for everyone.

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Public Health Ng

Public Health Nigeria an Interdisciplinary public health movement focused on health education, advancing fair public health policies, promoting fitness, healthy diets, responsible behavior, community health and general well-being.

Public Health Ng
Public Health Nigeria an Interdisciplinary public health movement focused on health education, advancing fair public health policies, promoting fitness, healthy diets, responsible behavior, community health and general well-being.

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